#HLDisovery: Art, Auctions brunch and Infused Tea
This week the #HLDiscovery list is leaning towards the more refined things in life. Art and tea are the order of the day. We look an a new exhibition opening at the Goodman Galley in Joburg, try the latest range of infused flavoured teas from Twinings and learn about an an incredible auction that is raising money towards scholarships.
Siyakhula Michaelis Auction
Acquire art from established and emerging contemporary South African artist and help fund the future of promising students at the Siyakhula Michaelis Auction. The auction is taking place at UCT's Michaelis School of Fine Art on Wednesday 17 October and for those who can't make it to the location, there is also an online auction that is currently taking place on Aspire Art Auction's website. Artist's who are being featured in the auction include Penny Siopis, Athi-Patra Ruga, Jane Alexander and William Kentridge. This initiative is driven by renown artist and director of the the University of Cape Town's art school Berni Searle. Funds raised by the auction will be used towards substantial scholarships for promising students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who are in financial need, ensuring greater diversity at the university.
Master blenders of the world's best tea, Twinings , have taken their centuries of experience and created a new range of healthy, caffeine free teas that are are great for those who enjoy interesting flavour combinations. Twinings Infuso is a range of teas that have remarkable herbal and fruit infusions that make up robust and interesting flavours. They are great to drink hot or cold, and the blends consist of ethically sourced herbs, fruits and spices from around the world, ensuring guilt-free enjoyment on all fronts. Some flavours you can look forward to, include Raspberry Pomegranate, Liquorice, Mint And Fennel, Pure Peppermint and Camomile Honey and Vanilla.
KABOOM! William Kentridge Exhibition
Legendary South African artist William Kentridge latest exhibition KABOOM! showcases work which largely draws on work produced for two recent performance projects backdropped by war. There pieces are the critically acclaimed The Head & the Load, which premiered at London’s Tate Modern in July and the celebrated 2017 production of Alban Berg's opera, Wozzeck. The exhibition is organised around Kentridge’s ongoing interest in juxtaposing fragments for both coherent and absurdist ends. The result is a showcase of work in various mediums which includes a new three-channel film related to The Head & The Load, shown alongside never-before exhibited charcoal drawings used for projection in that production, as well as others produced for the opera, Wozzeck. In addition, KABOOM! features composite drawings made for Kentridge's recent performance of Kurt Schwitters’s 1932 sound poem, Ursonate, at Performa 17 in New York and a new set of bronze sculptures that form part of his Lexicon series. KABOOM! is on at the Goodman Gallery in Joburg from 13 October – 10 November 2018.
Veuve Clicquot brunch at Roast & Co.
Spend Saturday enjoying a bubbly filled brunch at the special Spring brunch hosted by Roast & Co. and Veuve Clicquot. Acclaimed chef Claire Allen, who gained popularity when she competed in in MasterChef South Africa in 2014, has prepared a mouth watering menu fiiled wth comfort food. Expect dishes like Mini Flapjack Stacks with Crispy Maple Bacon, Chai Seed and Coconut Cream pots with Fresh Berries and Granadilla as well as Quail Egg-In-The-Middle of Sourdough Toast - and ofcourse plenty of Veuve Clicquot. The Spring brunch will also have live entertaiment, a fragrance pop-up stand from Bvlgari as well as something special from Claire’s hair partner, Label M. The bruch costs R275 pp for a three course meal and a glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival. To book contact email@example.com or call 021-424-6372.